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Written by Luke Bull - 09 October 2023

The 8 best karaoke bars in London

Karaoke can be a divisive word. For some, it involves clasping their hands fast to their ears, praying internally for Jen in accounts to finish up her tortuous rendition of Whitney Houston and get back to the G&T, now flat in the neon glare of another London Karaoke joint. For Jen in accounts, it's the best night of her life.

Whilst we can't promise you'll enjoy every strangled-cat note, we can fill you in with the very best karaoke spots in the capital. Here are our top private-hire karaoke bars in London.

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1. Warm up those vocals for this Shoreditch spot: Ballie Ballerson


Release your inner child and launch yourself into a giant ball pit. How giant you ask? Well, this one has over a million balls.

Just a short walk from Old Street station, Ballie Ballerson promises a night of hilarity and entertainment, and has a pretty impressive repertoire of previous customers to prove it.

Arcade games and multiple ball pits compliment the private karaoke room. With a capacity of 15 guests, enjoy state-of-the-art equipment and a plethora of songs to choose from. This hidden gem even offers a pole so singers let your inner dancer perform.

When you've lost your voice from belting the classics, head out to the ball party. Homemade pizzas and cocktails galore ensure a fun night under the glitter ball.

And there's a photo booth to cement the moment forever. Welcome to the stage.

2. A karaoke bar with a lot of character: The Lord Napier Star

Hackney Wick

As one of the few pubs in Hackney Wick, The Lord Napier Star is certainly a focal point for those looking for a night out. The outside of the building is covered in graffiti and political messages, and this trend carries on in the interior.

This lively and inviting karaoke bar spreads across two floors, with the main bar area on the ground floor and a spacious function room on the first floor. The bar has a rustic and industrial decor, with exposed brick walls, vintage lighting, and wooden furnishings, creating a warm and relaxed ambience.

The venue runs a seasonal guest kitchen which means the menu always stays fresh and exciting.

The place can accommodate up to 200 guests, making it one of the largest karaoke bars in London. The nearest station is Hackney Wick.

3. An authentic London karaoke bar experience: Simmons


Simmons Bar on Greek Street, in the heart of Soho, features a state-of-the-art karaoke system that allows you to choose from a library of over 50,000 songs. The venue’s retro-inspired interior is decked out with eclectic decorations, vintage knick-knacks, and a range of quirky furnishings, making it a truly one-of-a-kind experience.

The bar area is cosy and intimate, and there are plenty of seating options available, including booths and stools, so you can comfortably enjoy the music.

Aside from karaoke, the drinks menu features classic cocktails with a unique Simmons twist, as well as mocktails and non-alcoholic options for those who prefer to steer clear of alcohol. Try the Gummy Bear cocktail, a flavoursome blend of Eristoff vodka, Midori, peach schnapps, apple & cranberry juice.

The venue is a quick walk from Tottenham Court Road and can be privately hired for up to 110 guests.

4. A London karaoke bar with innovative cocktails: The Cocktail Club


The Cocktail Club in Shoreditch is a popular karaoke bar just a few minutes away from Shoreditch High Street station. As soon as you enter the bar, you are immediately hit with a fun and energetic atmosphere, consisting of neon lights, lavish decor and a lot of pinks.

The bar boasts an impressive range of cocktails and drinks, with expert mixologists on hand to whip up your favourite concoctions. However, the real star of the show is the karaoke experience. With advanced karaoke systems, an extensive song library, top-quality microphones, and a staging area, you can unleash your inner rockstar.

The venue is available for exclusive hire for up to 170 guests.

5. A London bar with themed karaoke rooms: Huckster


Huckster is a trendy karaoke bar situated in Paddington. The venue has several private karaoke rooms, which can accommodate small to large groups. Each room is uniquely decorated, creating a distinct ambience and providing a unique karaoke experience. Examples of such rooms include the Chinatown private room and another one designed as a retro mid-1980s New York Subway.

The venue has an industrial-style interior with exposed brick walls, high ceilings, and neon lighting.

The menu highlights a range of delicious snacks and dishes. While enjoying a night of karaoke, be sure to indulge in their delicious Fig & Bee dish, made with a combination of goat's Cheese, fig, wild bee honey, and san marzano tomatoes. This savoury and sweet dish is sure to impress.

The venue is available for private hire and can fit a huge number of 450 guests.

6. A superb combination of creative drinks and karaoke: Lucky Voice Karaoke


Lucky Voice Soho is located on Poland Street, close to the Oxford Circus station. The venue's interior is modern and stylish, featuring neon lights, plush seating, and a colour scheme of black and pink. The space is divided into a large bar area and several private karaoke rooms, each with its own unique theme, ranging from disco and rock to pop and R&B. Over 11,000 songs are available for playing.

While the karaoke here is top-notch, the cocktail menu is equally impressive, featuring a wide selection of signature cocktails, craft beers, and premium spirits. Skilled mixologists are on site to craft delicious drinks like the Lucid Dreams cocktail, made of raspberry & passion fruit purée, vanilla, lychee juice and pineapple juice.

While private rooms cater to 20 guests, the entire venue can be hired for up to 160 guests.

7. A London karaoke bar that’s way cooler than the name: Bar 161


Bar 161 is a vibrant karaoke bar full of colour and energy. One of the main draws of this bar is the private karaoke rooms that are available for groups of friends or colleagues. These rooms include advanced sound systems, big flat-screen TVs, and comfortable seating, a nice way to unleash your inner pop star.

The bar has a fantastic drink menu that caters to all tastes, including a wide range of cocktails, beers, and spirits. One of the many special cocktails served here is The Reverend's Refuge.

London Fields is the closest station to this venue.

8. An East Asian-inspired karaoke bar: Lan Kwai Fong


This karaoke bar sits in the centre of the multicultural area of Camden. Lan Kwai Fong is an East Asian kitchen and bar featuring a spacious and open atmosphere, comfortable seating, modern lighting, and an immersive karaoke experience. A vast selection of songs comes in multiple languages which is really nice.

For those looking for just a little bit more, this venue also offers digital beer pong. Under the bright neon lights, you can enjoy a friendly game that becomes more competitive as the night goes on.

The menu offers many Asian-inspired drinks and snacks; from bao buns to fried chicken wings. One interesting cocktail that you can order is the Dragon’s Eye, assembled with Midori, lychee, vodka, and apple juice.

What's your go-to karaoke song? Sing your heart out at the ultimate karaoke venues in London

Warm up those vocal chords, choose your favourite song and get ready to belt it out at one of these top London karaoke venues. A night in a karaoke booth is a surefire way to get everyone in the mood for a lively night - why not hire out your own and have an exclusive karaoke event? Whether you're the next Ariana Grande, future Gallagher duo or just there to cheer on your mates, hire one of these karaoke venues near you today.

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